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likes texas governor, rick perry, he's not surging forward. bush's comments were not a formal endorsement, they give an important boost to the romney campaign two weeks before the iowa caucuses. >>> to overseas where a crackdown by syria's government continues without let up. human rights activists say at least six people were killed in fresh attacks by government forces yesterday. amateur video shows black smoke and flames and one syrian city after alleged shelling by the president's forces. arab league delegates arrived in syria thursday ahead of monitors who want to assess whether the government is complying to peace initiatives. there are reports coming in saying quote, terrorists, unquote, attacked security in damascus. state tv is describing it as a double suicide car bombing. a number of civilians have been killed. >>> here is your first look at other news going on. florida police cracked down a group of vandals, thanks to youtube. a video posted by the culprit showed video of them ransacking several stores. they brought in one teen for questioning who identified the re
the blaze but not before the house of worship was totally destroyed. >>> a would weather front in texas produced the first snowfall as well as treacherous driving conditions in some past of the states. it caused several roleovers an smashups. the weather conditions led to several school shutdowns and power outages. cold weather isn't stopping the flow of traffic to one texas woman's home. judy klein has collected nearly 3,000 nativity scenes over a decade. tourists have even stopped by to get a peek at the holiday-themed souvenirs from all over the world. her collection is so vast, her husband had to build a separate house for them. >>> right or wrong, nebraska pet owners are adding color to their holiday celebrations. >> it's wrong. >> no, that's right. you're looking at it. these dogs have been taken to a spat that specializes in full body coloring of animals with pet-safe dyes or the lesser extensive stencils. that poor little guy. bill has your national weather. >> you said right or wrong. >> and you say wrong. >> we don't need polling for that. if the owners would do it themselves
supreme court case, a case that was very important to texas, the state where perry is of course governor. in lawrence v. texas the supreme court struck down the anti-sodomy law in texas and 13 other states. this happened in 2003, when perry was in fact serving as governor of texas. >> his question is how do i -- how do i defend my criticism of limited government in the lawrence v. texas. listen, here's -- here's the issue that i have.ç i don't dislike government. i just want government to work. i wish i could tell you i knew every supreme court case. i don't. i'm not even going to try to go through every supreme court case. that would be -- you know, i'm not a lawyer. but here's what i do know. i know they're spending too much money in washington, d.c. and $15 trillion worth of debt is on the back of that young man right there. and if we don't go in and cut the size of government, court cases aren't going to make one tinker's heck. >> one tinker's heck. that's the word that showed up in my prompter. i don't know what that means. the "texas tribune" pointed out that perry actually cited
as it moves toward the great lakes. roads were closed across kansas and the texas panhandle to allow crews to clear snow and treacherous patches of ice. near whiteout conditions piled snow drifts up to ten feet. >>> now here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. a flight headed for georgia ended tragically on a new jersey highway. parts of the small aircraft scattered after it smashed in to the wooded area. the pilot, his wife and their two children and a family friend were killed. >>> holiday tragedy also struck a georgia family in texas when a small plane crash killed all five on board. the pilot, his wife, two children and brother perished in the rural area crash. >>> the winner of a raffle, which gave him a brand new lamborghini wrecked the car after driving over black ice, only six hours after receiving the key. the car is insured and it will be repaired. >>> finally, fedex is dealing with a public relations nightmare. security footage of a delivery man tossing a brand new flat-screen over a recipient's fence has gone viral. the shipping giant twee
, the court will rule on the president's health care law, congressional redistricting, at least in texas which would impact who controls congress and now the arizona law. a challenge to california's same-sex marriage ban still waits in the wings. >>> we may debate whether this is an activist court. it's certainly an active court. >>> former vice president dick cheney is stopping short of jumping on the gingrich bandwagon but told cnn he's not surprised his former colleague in the house has managed to fight his way to the top. >> we came to congress together at the same time. '78. and when newt showed up, he said, we can become the majority. we can take back the house of representatives. we hadn't had the house since the 1940s. and initially none of us believed it. but he was persistent and tenacious. he kept it up and kept tup and kept it up and finally by '94, he's the newly elected speaker of the house of representatives with a republican majority. so i wouldn't underestimate him. >> former pennsylvania congressman bob walker is a gingrich adviser. he served as deputy whip while gingrich was
police he was angry with the elderly victim because she owed him money for work he had done. >>> a texas high school championship game celebration came to a painful ending at cowboys stadium. the winning coach was among seven people mowed down by a runaway electric cart after the title game. all the injuries were minor, and still unclear how the unmanned vehicle began moving under its own power. >>> and finally, santa had an unforgettable gift for one young boy in kansas. moments after he told st. nick he wanted his dad home for christmas, there you go. the 3-year-old's father popped out of a nearby box. dad is home on leave after serving two tours in iraq and redeploys in january. how's that for a good christmas gift. now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning. one of the only times santa takes a back seat. >> absolutely right. he's got shotgun, though. >> yes, he does. good morning, everyone. major winter storm rolling through the southwest. new mexico's going to get hit, and
that will be moving into texas, but most of the country is in good shape, a far cry from yesterday when there was so much rain and severe weather through georgia late yesterday towards the rush hour. there were not a lot of people on the roads. serious problems. there is a look at what's going on right now. the storm has moved out to the north and the east. here's a look back at the damage in georgia. we had 50 trees knocked down and 17 power poles. thousands of people without power. tens of thousands without power. there was structural damage as well. this was probably straight line wind damage and not a tornado, but a scary night and again that storm is zipped out to the north and the east. the only thing we are watching is lingering snow in new mexico. we heard about a closure along the texas-new mexico state line along i-40. light snow continues and we will see a few inches about three to five in roswell and two to four in midland. that storm that moves out tomorrow, there will be issues on the roads in texas. we are talking about 45 and 35. i-20 and i-tennesseeing light rain and lingering snow.
texas and i think her daughter. there were some cell phones being plugged in on the floor because there was no furniture. so he's just starting up. when you look at ad spending, gingrich has spent only $233,000 so far. rick perry and his supporters, his superpac, have spent $5 million, yet perry's in single digits. does money matter? does organization matter? is gingrich just flowing above the frey and able to reach down and inspire people or excite people without spending the money and having an organization? >> well, it's a little too early to tell if we're in a new normal when it comes to retail level campaign during the caucuses. but one thing that you always need to be successful, it's the three ms. money, a message, motivating voters and the mechanics of an operation. no question right now newt gingrich has a message that is resonating, he's starting to raise money now that he's running ads and hiring staff in iowa. but by the campaign's own admission they're camping up when it comes to mechanics. here's where the mechanics in iowa are so important. we have 774 precincts spr
belonging to the clients of a texas security think tank are now in the hands of the hacking movement known as anonymous. one hacker saying the goal is to pilfer funds to give away for christmas donations. >>> all right. this just in to msnbc, the obama administration is considering whether to allow yemen's president into the u.s. for treatment. he was hurt in a june attack on his compound. he said he was leaving for the u.s. in order to help calm tensions in his country following a fresh wave of violence. he did not say it was for medical treatment. we'll be watching that story and keep you posted right here on msnbc. >>> a fatal suicide bombing is rocking officials this morning. just hours ago, officials say seven people were killed in that blast including five policemen, 32 people also wounded. the attack follows a rash of bombings last week that killed 70 people in a single day. meanwhile, vice president biden has been in constant phone contact with sunni and shiite leaders urging them to peacefully resolve the outbreak of violence. joined now by msnbc military analyst colonel jack jaco
texas to florida, another beautiful december day for you. just up there in the northern portions of the great lakes will be very cold. >> i want to be in miami, 72 degrees. that looks good. >>> sears stumbles, oil bubbles, and putting your foot in your mouth on facebook. >>> eight is great for the pats and niners. celtics can't stand the heat. the lakers get back on track. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] cranberry juice? wake up! ♪ that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm [ male announcer ] for half the calories -- plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. did you hear sam... ...got promoted to director? so 12 seconds ago. we should get him a present. thanks for the gift basket. you're welcome. you're welcome. did you see hr just sent out new... ...office rules? cause you're currently in violation of 6 of them. oh yeah, baby? ...and 7. did you guys hear that fred is leaving? so 30 seconds ago. [ noisemakers blow ] [ both ] we'll miss you! oh, facecake! there's some leftover cake. [ male announcer ] the new htc vivid. stay a step ahead with at&t 4g lte,
's entrenched from the northern plains down through colorado. it's snowing in west texas, from abilene, to lubbock, and new mexico, albuquerque up to santa fe is getting nailed. albuquerque still got some moderate snow and the winter storm warnings covering pretty much the state of new mexico. as we go for a drive, not even that far outside of the dallas-ft. worth area that we're starting to see the change from rain to snow, from midland out through abilene and north, up to wichita falls, you'll see some snowflakes. here's the cold air. the wind chill this morning is minus 7 here in nebraska. it's the opposite on the east coast. if anything your biggest weather concern is fog this morning, a lot of dense fog in southern new england, down outside of new york city, philadelphia and d.c. so be careful driving with that. there's no wind chill at all for the east coast. so enjoy it, probably a day or two more of this. temperatures, 80s in florida, 70s up through the carolinas, 60s from d.c. new york city near 60. the cold air entrenched, minneapolis to chicago. down in areas of texas today.
, texas. is it plano or plano? >> it's plano. >> was the president right? was speaker boehner right? >> you are quoting a lot of "animal house." this goes for the grade for all of congress. 0.0. the fact that we are sitting here discussing a $40 pay period rebait to taxpayers is ridiculo ridiculous. now, the national debt is over $15 trillion. that means every american taxpayer owes over $40,000 in debt. it's ridiculous. the fact we sent the republicans there to drastically alter and cut the spending in government, the best anybody can do is come up with $40 a pay period. the if i was going to pay for president obama's vacation, i would have to work 1,000 pay periods to pay for it. >> let's go with your principle here. should we pay for the bush tax cut for the rich? i'm just asking that, going by your principle. >> well t tax cuts for the rich -- the rich 1% pay over 37%. they are taxed enough. they creigh yait the jobs. that's not why you brought me on here. >> i just want to see if your principles are consistent or not. they cut the tax rates for the rich. 39% would have the clin
with 30%. texas congressman ron paul came in a distant second with 15%. meanwhile, that same poll found that while most americans still disapprove of president obama's handling of the economy, his overall approval rating is at its highest since march, at 49%. >>> with uncertainty surrounding the future in north korea this morning, mourners are paying their last respects to their late supreme leader, kim jong-il. in a glass coffin surrounded by flowers, the longtime ruler's body has been laid out for a week-long viewing. kim jong-un, il's third son and successor, joined top north korean officials who gathered to visit his father's coffin. meanwhile, distraught mourners gathered in public plazas throughout the country. a funeral will be held for kim jong-il december 28th. >>> back here at home, parts of the southwest and central plains are getting hammered by a deadly snowstorm that's unleashed heavy snow and fierce winds. blizzard conditions are being blamed for at least two deaths in colorado, while whiteout conditions are making for treacherous travel in new mexico, oklahoma and northw
want to mention winter storm watches, northwest kansas, panhandle of texas, may see a few areas starting off with freezing rain, slick surfaces in the roads, topped off through western kansas with snowfall. so be careful travelwise into the start of the weekend. that's where the snow is right now in northern arizona, the rain in texas we'll see a few areas, much-needed rain, up to almost locally two inches, in a few areas a little bit more than that. back to detroit, i mentioned the snow around an inch or so, possible. especially north of town into northern reaches of the adirondacks. but the eastern coast of d.c., coming in quiet. we'll take a closer look at temperatures across the rest of the country. a few of us waking up warmer than yesterday. >>> also coming up on the watch for jobs, more signs of recovery and can the color of the can make a difference in taste? your "first look" at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> coming up, a great finish in college football. donovan mcnabb back on the market and how did skittles beat the eagles? you're watching "f
-- >> upstairs. >> the rest of it. >> okay. >> he's the nation's senior governor of a big state. >> texas. >> okay. thank you, howard fineman, just kidding. a lot of smart people in texas, i was going to say liberals but that would be pushing. thank you, susan page. how much these have you covered? >> my ninth caucuses. >> we are brigadoon characters, aren't we? we come out here every four years. coming up, why don't evangelical voters get in line behind one candidate? i don't know why we're encouraging this. if they get behind santorum rather than splitting their vote among perry, bachmann and gingrich and the rest of them, they won't have clout out here. we're teaching evangelicals how to have more political clout. we're out here at java joe's. i caught up with romney voters today. watch. how do you see the vote on tuesday in the caucuses? >> i don't need my president to be my moral compass or religious compass, i need him to take care of my paycheck, and that's why i'm out here supporting romney. [ other merv ] welcome back to the cleaning games. let's get a recap, merv. [ merv ] thank
that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. ♪ that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm [ male announcer ] for half the calories -- plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. >>> welcome back to "first look." i'm veronica de la vuz. here are some of the top stories this morning. police in texas are investigating the shooting at a christmas gathering in ft. worth. authorities believe the men and women are related and that the shooter is among the dead. >>> a tragic scene christmas morning in stanford, connecticut, where a mire killed five members of a family, including three children. two people were able to make it out of the burning victorian home. it took dozens of firefighters to get the fire under control. >>> thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information belonging to the clients of a texas-based security think tank are a
. >>> a texas man didn't get away with much of anything during a recent robbery attempt. surveillance cameras did catch the thief stealing a cash register, but it was empty at this fast food restaurant. police later found the suspect and arrested him on theft charges. >>> at various locations around the country, nursing mothers held what they called nurse-ins at target stores. this all started last month when a nursing mother in texas said she was treated rudely by confrontational target employees who removed her to a fitting room. she since has started a facebook page which launched the nationwide demonstration against restrictive corporate breast feeding policies. >>> and finally, 40-degree weather didn't stop one group of friends from having a good time on a new york lake. they braved frigid conditions to feed what they call their water skiing addiction. hopefully, in some wet suits there. >>> and now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. he's little more of an expert on this. frigid, 40 degrees? i don't know if
, is there not? >> well, but bill there is idiocy in the court's decision down there in texas. the guy is a nut, he is a bigger fruit cake than the one you get for christmas and if he can't explain it in a way that's cogent and constitutional. then you can file charges of impeachment against him. >> you can impeach pim but i will tell you that's why we have appellate courts. when you get idiot decision or just a wrong one may not be as stupid as that one but a wrong one then you can appeal but there is a process and i think what makes many of us uncomfortable is the idea that instead of going through what is a tedious time-consuming painful process we would just sort of go ahead and rush to the final conclusion and say all right, we are going to yank this guy's chain. just remember in the words of jesus. they that take the sword shall parish with the sword. whatever sword they take is going to be used against us. >> i made this the centerpiece of talking points memo last week. and said you have got to be careful about this stuff. the ninth circuit of appeals in san francisco is off the chart cr
case lawrence versus texas, the 2003 case brought the landmark decision to strike down homophobic anti-so many my laws in texas and other states. but perry didn't remember that. >> i wish i could tell you i knew every supreme court case. i don't. we can sit here and play i gotcha questions about what about this supreme court case or whatever, but you and i know the problem in this country is spending in washington, d.c., it's not some supreme court case. >>> a gotcha question? i don't think so. lawrence versus texas was a huge deal. it ended anti-gay laws that criminalized sex between consenting adults, and perry's talked about it in the past. he defended the law when the supreme court took the case in 2002. he also wrote about the case in his book, which came out just last year. he said that the decision was made by nine oligarchs in robes. and of course this wasn't the first time he forgot something on the trail. >> commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? >> activist judges, whether it was -- um -- no, not the so t. >> i ask for your support and your vote. >> sorry
to challenge perry's law in texas. me about the case against that.ç >> the department of justice is considering whether or not to approve texas's law. whether or not the law is discriminatory against minorities and makes it harder for them to participate. we have taken the position that it does and in fact a much greater proportion of african-american and latino citizens will be disenfranchised and participating in the texas elections than the law with white voters. >> the brena know school for justice. stick around with us and the day's top lines are coming up. >> ron paul would wait until one of the cities in the united states is wiped off the map before he reacted. oh it's clearance time! yeah, our low prices are even lower. we need to teach her how to walk. she is taking up valuable cart space. aren't you, honey? [ male announcer ] it's our biggest clearance event of the year where our prices are even lower. save money. live better. walmart. you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. they say, "well, if you want a firm bed you can lie on one of those. we provide
day. a little snow in the northern tier of the country, and western lakes. quiet in texas, and then some snow into new mexico as mentioned. also, going to be a windy day in southern california. santa anas kicking in. that will calm down later today. there's the snowstorm in new mexico, in roswell, wet weather in areas that need it. that rain stretches to the southeast christmas day. richard, that's going to be just about the only weather across the country on christmas day. back to you. >> have some great holidays, my friend. >> you, too. >>> here are other stories we are following. massive five alarm fire tore through a california neighborhood, left three injured, dozens homeless. 150 firefighters battled the fire that started in a house. high winds quickly spread that blaze and torched three apartment buildings. arson crews are trying to determine what caused this fire. >>> walmart and health officials are awaiting tests on a batch of powdered infant formula after a missouri newborn that drank it died from a rare infection. enfamiliar i will has been removed from 3,000 s
carolina, tennessee, texas, wisconsin. all five states all controlled by republican legislatures have made it harder for citizens to vote. in south carolina's case, the justice department's actually stepped in to block the new voter i.d. law. they say it will suppress voter turnout among minorities. according to the doj, 82,000 minority citizens in south carolina are registered to vote but lack the kind of identification the new law requires. these voters are nearly 20% more likely to be disenfranchised by this change than are white voters. now, the department of justice can do this. it can step in in south carolina's new law because of the voting rights act of 1965. under section 5 of the voting rights act, certain states, states with an egregious history of legalized racial discrimination and suppressing the my tinority vote, those sta must get something called preclearance. they're going to significantly alter their election laws. the department of justice has to sign off on it. south carolina is one of those states. kansas isn't. south carolina's republican governor, nickki haley, vowe
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